The Chargin’ Chargers of North Montgomery came away with a 3-2 victory against their county and conference rival Crawfordsville.

The two doubles matches is where the tide turned quickly as both pairings for the Chargers won their matches in straight sets. Mitch Merica and Tyler Swick defeated Blake Froedge and Mitchell Karp 6-1, 6-0. Jaxon Plant and Tim Newlin were able to get by Josh Blackburn and Parker Watt 6-0, 6-1.

“Our doubles played really well, they’ve been doing that all year.” Chargers head coach Ric Walke said. “I’m really pleased with what no. 2 doubles has been able to do—Tim Newlin really stepped up.”

In the no. 1 singles matchup, it has been much of the same result for Athenians’ no. 1 singles player Vladik Cegarra. The Spaniard defeated Devan Plant 6-3, 6-2 and claimed his seventh consecutive victory since becoming eligible on Aug. 31.

“He’s a good player, he’s solid.” Walke said. “He hits a good shot which is hard to defend at times—those are the type of kids that are fun to watch.”

“Vladik has really worked on his craft.” Athenian head coach Carrie Jones said. “You can tell he’s had years and years of doing that—his work ethic is fantastic.”

The no. 3 singles match is where everyone kept tabs on at Macy Courts. The showdown between North’s Matt Jackman and Ryan Fry would determine if North Montgomery would get the decisive third point. Jackman was able to hold Fry off in straight sets, 6-1 and 6-2 to give the Chargers the win.

“I was still hoping for Fry to bring out the win.” Jones said. “I was hoping Ryan could turn around towards the end of the second set—he was finding his rhythm again but just wasn’t able to bring it back.”

The evening wrapped up with the no. 2 singles matchup between Chase Donaldson and Eddie Heinhold. For pride’s sake, Heinhold was able to squeeze past Donaldson in straight sets, 6-3 and 6-4.

North Montgomery moves to 6-6 overall and 1-1 in Sagamore Conference play. The Chargers will stay home to welcome Frankfort Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Crawfordsvillle drops to 4-5 on the year and 1-2 in the SAC. The Athenians travel to Danville Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.